I was relieved to leave the cold and rainy season of Sapporo, Hokkaido for a hope of a sunnier 5 days at Tohoku Region. I was excited as well, that finally after months of anticipating, I will be exploring the region focusing on both Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture.
After the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake tragedy combined with the Fukushima Dai-chi nuclear plant disaster, even after a year had passed and several promotional campaigns were launched, the enthusiasm to visit both prefectures had died down. The fear of safety and uncertainty of the true radiation level is understandable, though I believe there are still places worth visiting and remains safe for short time visitors.
Continuing with my travels in the region, I would like to go back to the start and focus on Miyagi Prefecture capital and the largest city of Tohoku Region – Sendai.
The combined earthquake and tsunami tragedy…
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